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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,074 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 415
Gots: 277 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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Photo of walshclimb
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours clear amber with thick (really thick) frothy head that is amazingly long lived. It looked like there was almost a fresh dollup of foam as I finished my slowly sipped glasss - exceptional.

Very fragrant floral aroma with a hint of rose and citrus. Nice. Not overblown. Not trying to outdo the brewery down the road - exceptional.

Perfectly balanced moderately bitter, very floral hops with a solid but not sweet malt base. Tastes and feels lighter than the 7% ABV. I truly think this is the best IPA I have had - exceptional.

Mouthfeel is basically perfect. Smooth, not syruppy, nicely carbonated but not fizzy. Exceptional

Please let me know if you find a more drinkable, better tasting IPA. I don't mean DIPA, but IPA. I think this is exactly what they should be. Nicely hopped, high alcohol content, and well balanced. Exceptional.

Why did I only buy one bottle?!? This beer almost makes me think I should knock a 1/2 point off some of the others I have reviewed. Awesome.

walshclimb, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of sixerofelixir
5/5  rDev +17.6%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

ipafool, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

kyager2000, Apr 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

brandonasplundh, Mar 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jeezie, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jwelsh, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Santosh, Aug 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Jeysun23, Jul 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

StoutFest, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jwhancher
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 22 while out at the brewery the Sunday before Labor Day. Have been itching to open this one, particularly after trying a sample in the tasting room.

Pours a clear dark gold with very nice two finger white head. Smells of mostly piney hops with a sweet malt backbone. Tastes of a supercharge full of hops. Again with the pine, but with some peppery spice, a little citrus as well. Has a delicate floral taste that resonates theoughout. Tastes bitter but not over the top. A great even-keeled, refreshing IPA. This matches my favorite of all time. Sets the standard for an IPA. Go get some!

jwhancher, Sep 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

hickmancase, Jul 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jonny86jonny, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Malymalz, Dec 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

PEIhop, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

PhatAtUT, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

j1knapp, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

mfigueroa713, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

chrisxdodge, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

bigoten13, Apr 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Bigmatty42, Oct 29, 2012
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,074 ratings.